Entrants to Universities from Z- score (GCE A/L)
We would like to mention that this is an another successful year to Hartley College in relation to the number of students entering to various
universities across the nation based on the recently released GCE AL Z- Score by the University Grant Commission. As per the released Z-score,
42 Students from our school will be entering to number of universities including 12 students for engineering and 4 students for Medicine.
The detail information with the individual names and the their streams have been uploaded here
Annual Cricket Hartley Vs Hindu
The annual cricket match between Hartley College and Jaffna Hindu College was conducted on the 7 Oct 2013 at Jones Park Parramatta. This is the big sporting event in our calendar. As usual we had two games. One for open age group and the other one for over 40 age group.
This event was organised as family event. Families from each side were encouraged to come, support, and meet each other. Players and members from both schools brought delicious food for morning and lunch. We thank for that great effort first.
We should also mention the support of Excellent Jewellers for their continuous sponsorship for this annual event.
The weather was good on that. It started as sunny and became overcast. But, no rain interrupted the play. The match summary is given below:
Open age game
Jaffna Hindu won and toss and elected to bat first. Hartley bowlers bowled well in the opening overs and took 3 early wickets.
Ranjaan and Vasanth bowled well at the beginning overs. Hindu was restricted to 5 for 104 in 25 overs. Nirmalan batted well and made 49 runs
and Murali making 21 runs. But, it was Vijithan who really scored a quick fire 56 runs for Hindu to reach 206 at the end of 40 overs.
Vasanth, Ranjan, and Ananth bowled well for Hartley College. Hartley's run chase began poorly by losing two early wickets. However,
Vasanth played a gem of an innings to march towards the required total. After losing 3 wickets for 44 runs Vasanth steadied the innings
with the help of Vinoth. Both had a partnership of nearly 80 runs before Vinoth was out for 19 runs. Vasanth continued on and scored an
excellent 84 runs. But, in the end Hartley could not cross the required runs and finished scoring 183 runs. It was a very close game and
well done boys. Better luck next time. Nirmalan bowled well for Hindu by picking up 4 wickets.
Player of the match - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best Batsman - Vasanth (Hartley)
Best bowler - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best fielder - Ranjithan (Hindu)
Over 40 game
Again Jaffna Hindu won the toss and elected to bat first. Hindu lost their first wicket early.
However, Viji and Ramesh played well and added nearly 80 runs partnership. They scored 45 and 35 runs respectively.
It was then Suba who really batted well with a solid 52 runs. Sri and Naresh scored some quick runs at the end to help Hindu reach 221 runs
in the 40 overs. For Hartley Johnson and Ragavan bowled well by picking up 3 and 2 wickets each.
Hartley began the run chase well with Kannan and Krishna opening the batting with a 54 run partnership.
Krishna lost his wicket for 22 runs. Kannan continued on and scored 56 runs. Hartley lost their way in the middle overs.
Baskaran's quick runs (23) at the end were not enough. Hartley was all out for 167.
Siva and Srikantha bowled well for Hindu by picking up 3 wickets each.
Player of the match - Subathasan
Best Batsman - Kannan
Best bowler - Siva
Best fielder - Manimaran
HCPPA-NSW AGM2013 and Family BBQ
Hartley College PPA NSW Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, 20th October 2013 at Ted Burge Sports Hall Merrylands from 11am to 1:30pm.
Along with the AGM, family members of the past pupils enjoyed BBQ Lunch and sports activities.
The AGM started at 11:10am presided by the president R. Krishnakumaran. There were 28 members present.
Summary of AGM:
Presentation of past year activities - by the President.
Mr. Krishnakumaran thanked all the members and well wishes for the continued support towards the association and its activities specially School Development, Kalaizh Chuwei cultural fundraiser program and humanitarian efforts.
Refer to the attached presentation slides to the summary of the activities and future plans
Financial Report - by Treasurer
Mr A. Aravinthan presented audited 2012-2013 Financial Report indicating a strengthening position to previous year. After few questions financial report was adopted unanimously.
Key activities presented are as follows:
- Funded 5 new computers for lower class students-stage 1($2,750)
- Funded six different annual awards to recognise high performing students in various subject areas
- Funded a pilot program for G.C.E(O/L) and A/L students($250)
- Funded annual soccer expenses($1,100)
- Contributed for 175th year celebration held at school(1,230)
- Contributed to buy land which will be used for technical laboratory($7,300)
- Contributed to other school needs($600)
Wider community Assistance:
- Funded community/education hall at Visvamadu($2,060)
- Funded two teachers for after school teaching(Rs.100,000)
- Contributed to Rama Krishna Mission flood appeal ($1,800).
- Awards program to encourage Tamil students in NSW.
- Annual Tennis match with Jaffna Hindu College
- Annual Cricket matches with
. Jaffna College
. Royal College
. Combined school
. Anbalayam trophy- charity event
- Update about Kalaizh Chuwei 2013
Election of New Committee Members
Election was conducted for the new office bearers. Mr. R. Krishnakumaran was elected as the new president and Mr. S. Subenthiran was elected as the vice-President. Please the link below for the full details of the new members and their positions.
Click here for HCPPA-NSW 2013-2014 Committee Members
Family BBQ Lunch and Fun Games
Following the AGM members joined the family with BBQ and Fun Games involving the children.
Click here for AGM and Family BBQ Photos
Click here for the full presentation
Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos...[17 Oct 2013]
Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos have been uploaded to our web site.
Report on the Kalaizh Chuwei 2013
The Kalaizh Chuwei (a symbol of Tamil cultural program) by HCPPA (NSW) was held in the evening on Saturday September 14, 2013 at Bahai centre,
Silver Water, New South Wales. This event also marked the commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Hartley College. As part of commemorating
the anniversary a beautiful collection set of souvenirs were released and made available at the event.
The program was split into two halves, with the first half showcasing dance performance (Nandalala) and comedy act (Kalakkapoavathu Yaru?) ,
whilst the second half entertaining the audience with a live band music. Dr. David Gunaratnam (a Hartleyite) was the chief guest at the event.
Mr. Krishnakumaran, the president of HCPPA (NSW), opened the event with his welcome speech at 5.59 pm. He then introduced the master of ceremonies (MC)
for the event. The president invited the chief guest, accompanied by his wife (Mrs. Gunaratnam ) to light the traditional lamp according to the Tamil
customs. Following this, one minute silence was observed to remember the fallen heroes and people, who lost their lives during the war.
Ms. Babitha Selvananthan sang the Tamil Mozhi Vaalthu and the Australian National Anthem followed by the Hartley College's Anthem sung by
Mstr. Raahulan Subendran.
The First event was the dance performance (Nandalala) performed by the students of Pathmalaya Academy of Fine Arts. This was a Bharathanatya
Recital, relating the story of Lord Krishna, directed by Mrs.Pathmaranjini Umashakar. All the students displayed their best dance performance,
and kept the audience entertained.
Mr. Subendran, the vice president of HCPPA (NSW) delivered his speech by highlighting the projects and initiatives that the association has been working on for the past year. He also summarised the three key goals of the association, and then thanked all the sponsors, advertisers and members for the ongoing support rendered.
Followed by his speech, the second event commenced. This was the first time a comedy act under the title of 'Kalakkapoavathu Yaru' was introduced by HCPPA(NSW). The performances as individuals and groups were displayed, and the whole audience enjoyed the comedy delivered. As part of this event, the audience were given the opportunity to vote and choose the best performance. Overall, this program was well received and Mr.Arampamoorthy Raguramankumar was voted as the winner. The voting process was coordinated by Mr. P.S.Paramatheva, and observed by Dr. Bala Vignewaran being the judge of the selection process.
Soon after the comedy drama, the audience were offered with a thirty minute break to taste and enjoy the delicious dinner, and also to meet and greet their fellow Hartleyites and community members. This annual event gives everyone an opportunity to meet their fellow Hartleyites and share the stories and experiences among themselves.
For the send half of the cultural program, it was 'Vishwaas', a music group of talented and emerging youth from Sydney. The music group sang well chosen Tamil and other songs by having the Theme narrated in the background. The theme related a story linking to Eelam and the life of the people over there, and here in Australia, which attracted most of the viewers. In addition, the songs kept the audience live throughout the second half beyond doubt.
As final part of the evening, the Best student award program was introduced to the audience. Mr.Yoganathan coordinated the award program by briefing the audience about the objective of the award. All the winners of the awards received their respective category of awards from the chief guest in the presence of the president, Mr. Krishnakumaran. Following this, the music group was honoured for their excellent performance both by the president and Mr.G. Vaseeharan. Mr.Ganithipan Aruneswaran, the music director received the award on behalf of the group.
Kalaizh Chuwei program has grown from strength to strength every year in terms of the audience and the types and quality of programs. Without any doubt, everyone had a wonderful evening!
Click here for TamilMurasu link on Hartley Kalaizh Chuwei 2013.
175 years Celebration by HCPPA NSW[01 Sep 2013]
As we have informed you previously this year's Kalaizh Chuwei program (14 Sep 13 at Bahai centre Silverwater)
will also be a memorable occasion to mark the 175 year celebration of Hartley College. We (HCPPA NSW) have organised
few things for celebration. This year's program itself will be different with the introduction of Kalakkapovathu Yaaru
also with a young and energetic live music band performing in an innovative way.
We will be publishing a booklet to highlight the history of Hartley College
We will be also selling a gift box at a cost of $50 and the gift box contains a pen, a key tag, and crystal ornament
(all contains Hartley College logo and symbol). We would like to encourage all members to purchase this and we have only limited numbers.
Seyoon Ragavan won Bronze for Australia...[07 Aug 2013]
Seyoon Ragavan represented Australia at the International Mathematical Olympiad competition held in Santa Marta, Colombia
from 18 to 28 July 2013. Seyoon was the third ever Australian to be chosen from year 9 and he is the son of Mr S. Ragavan who
was a Hartley College old student (1982 A/L) and an active member in our HCPPA NSW activities. We (HCPPA NSW) would like to
congratulate Seyoon for his achievement and wish him well to achieve more in the future.
The Australian team won one Gold, two Silver and three Bronze medals at the competition. The team made Australia proud by
putting Australia to the 15th place compare to 27th place last year. Please click
here to find more information about the results.
HCPPA NSW will honour Seyoon in our annual cultural program "Kalaizh Chuwei" 2013 on the 14 Sep 13 at Bahai Centre
Silverwater. There will be more awards to be awarded to local (NSW) tamil students to recognise their achievements.
Palmyra Leaf 22 (July 2013)...[05 Aug 2013]
Latest newsletter of Hartley College PPA (NSW) has been
published. It contains information about our upcoming annual cultural program and 175th year celebrations at the school and
also project updates and sports news.
Awards for Students at Hartley...[05 Aug 2013]
The committee likes to thank HCPPA NSW members who sponsor the awards for number different categories at Hartley College.
It is important to recognise the best achievers to encourage them as well others who could be inspired by these winners to be
the future winners. The committee will work with you (members) to expand this program in the future.
There is one more award to be awarded and that is the top ranked student selected for BSc maths stream. This has not been
awarded yet as the University admissions have not been finalised. The committee will inform this award in the near future
once the information becomes available.
Click here for details of the award winners and photos.
Mark these dates in your diaries, so that you don't miss these important events in our calendar. Additional information
will be published close to the event dates.
Obituary- Kanapathipillai Kandiah
It is with sadness that you are being informed of the demise of our member
149/150 Kanapathipillai KANDIAH late in the morning, 5 Nov 13.
He is the husband of our member Mrs. Sathiyabamah Kandiah and loving father of Arulventhan, Arulthevan, Arulnangai & Arulananthy.
Loving father in law of Ramakrishnan, Sritharan, Revathy & Ranjini.
Loving brother of late Vinacithamby & Late Veeragathipillai.
Loving brother in law of Kathiravelupillai, Nadaraja, Ruckumini, Savithiri & late Visalachi.
Viewing: 5.00 - 9.00 pm Thursday, 7 Nov 13 at T J Andrews Parlour 2 Auburn Rd, Auburn
Funeral Rites and Followed by Cremation 8.30 am - 11.30 am Friday, 8 Nov 13 in the Rookwood Crematorium; South Chappell.
Contact: Rama on 0408 233 479 or Arul on 0418 167 181.